Nevada Solar Works LLC, a partnership between Q&D Construction, CleanPath Renewables and Alternative Energy Solutions, has won a contract to build 1.3 MW of solar photovoltaic projects for the City of Reno. The projects include a 1 MW fixed-tilt, ground-mount system at the Reno-Stead Water Treatment Plant and 295 kW of fixed-tilt, rooftop and ground-mount installations at five other locations throughout the city.
The projects are being built at no additional cost to the City of Reno. Funding is being provided by a combination of rebates from NV Energy, federal tax incentives and payments for the energy produced by the array. It is estimated that these arrays will save the city $2.5 million over the next 20 years, while generating more than 60 jobs in design, engineering, materials fabrication and construction, CleanPath Renewables says.
Construction on the first of the seven projects is scheduled to begin this October.
SOURCE: CleanPath Renewables